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Remington Model 870 Wingmaster

Manually-Actuated, Pump-Action Slide Shotgun

Remington Model 870 Wingmaster

Manually-Actuated, Pump-Action Slide Shotgun


The Remington M870 Wingmaster became a popular offshoot of the hugely successful Remington M870 series line.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1951
MANUFACTURER(S): Remington Arms Company - USA
OPERATORS: United States

Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Manually-Operated Pump-Action Slide
CALIBER(S): 12-, 16-, 20 or 28-gauge; .410 bore
LENGTH (OVERALL): 1,282 millimeters (50.47 inches)
LENGTH (BARREL): 762 millimeters (30.00 inches)
WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 7.05 pounds (3.20 kilograms)
SIGHTS: Base Iron; Optional Optics

Series Model Variants
• Model 870 Wingmaster - Base Product Name
• Model 870 Wing Master LC (Light Contour)
• Model 870 Wingmaster (.410) - 36 gauge
• Model 870 Wingmaster NRA Edition
• Model 870 Wingmaster Dale Earnhardt Tribute
• Model 870TB Trap - Clay pigeon shooter
• Model 870 Wingmaster Classic Trap
• Model 870 Wingmaster LW-Small Bore
• Model 870 Wingmaster Super Mag
• Model 870 Wingmaster Super Magnum


Detailing the development and operational history of the Remington Model 870 Wingmaster Manually-Actuated, Pump-Action Slide Shotgun.  Entry last updated on 8/15/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©
The Remington Model 870 "Wingmaster" is a variant of the famous (and best-selling) Remington M870 series pump-action slide shotguns which traces its roots to a 1951 release. The Wingmaster was given a walnut stock and blued steel receiver while being originally sold with a fixed choke. Offerings included a 12-, 16- and 20-gauge forms which went on to see considerable usage as a sporting/hunting gun, home defense system, military firearm, and police service shotgun. The Wingmaster incorporated a 5-round tubular magazine under the barrel with a manually-actuated, pump-action system (with push-button safety catch rear of the trigger guard) used to manage the ammunition supply and chamber.

The weapon received a design overhaul in 1986 and went on to see consistent serial production though some marks in the line have been discontinued.

Some 10,000,000 Remington Model 870 series shotguns have been produced since 1951 proving the line reliable, durable, and effective in whatever role it is used.